London Museum of Water & Steam

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Greater London, TW8 0EN, United Kingdom
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Built in the 19th century to supply London with water, the museum is recognised as the most important historic site of the water supply industry in Britain.


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    This pumping house was opened in 1838 to supply west London with clean water, and now houses a collection of early steam engines. The landmark Stand Pipe Tower is based on a Florentine bell tower.

    HISTORY UK · January 17, 2011
  • Time Out London

    For genuine steam enthusiasts this museum hosts Cornish engines (in their original engine housings) and rotative engines (collected from pumping stations around the country). Read more

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
  • Robert H.

    Great fun. Very educational, took 2 yr old son, liked large machinery but too young to appreciate the engineering behind it all. Loved bottle rockets & gigantic bubbles. £10 for annual pass good value

    Robert Hughes · August 25, 2013
  • Bryan B.

    The steampunk exhibition looks small at first, but there's more items scattered around the halls.

    Bryan Betts · July 9, 2011
  • Dave T.

    Take the kids to have a fun day playing with water and rideing on a steam train. The train only runs on Sundays though.

    Dave Topgood · September 6, 2010
  • Michael S.

    This is home to londons only steam railway

    Michael Speare · October 30, 2011
  • Great British Chefs S.

    Great day out for the family or geeks who like trains and steam

    Great British Chefs Staff · August 23, 2011
  • National Maritime M.

    The massive 1846 Cornish Steam Engine was brought from Cornwall by ship, and transported up the Thames by barge. The cast iron beam alone weighs 35 tons. Find your maritime story. Read more

    National Maritime Museum · July 11, 2011
  • Ilya K.

    Amazing place, very educational even for adults, for kids it will be truly celebration, a lot of interactive stuff. The full story of water supply industry of Britain in easy and comfortable form.

    Ilya Karpukhin · October 24, 2014
  • Martin T.

    15 January: Home to one of the best collections of rotative steam engines in the world. Also home to the Waterworks Railway, a tiny 2-foot gauge railway, which is London's only passenger steam railway

    Martin Tiedemann · June 12, 2012
  • Stuart C.

    The Waterworks at War weekend is one of the highlights of the year. In 2011 it's over the werkend of 8th & 9th October

    Stuart Clark · October 5, 2011
  • Dave T.

    Great place to take kids they go free the kids love steam especially the railway

    Dave Topgood · June 1, 2010